7 Daily Habits To Add To Your Life
While most of us focus on the big decisions in life like the academic course we undertake or the career path we pursue, the smaller decisions we make every day are the true determinants of the direction our lives take. A habit is defined as a tendency or regular practice that is hard to give up. Usually, we develop habits without realizing it. For example, many people started taking siestas while working from home without realizing that they were getting habituated to it. When offices reopened, they struggled to stay focused and alert during the late afternoon hours. Habits create us – they lay the foundation of our personalities. Hence, focusing on things that you do every day can help you steer your life in the direction you want. Today, we will share seven habits that you can add to your daily life to usher in the change you want.
01: Control your social media usage
Most of us live a majority part of our lives online. We are either replying to work-related emails, shopping, sharing an event from our lives, catching up on the news, or simply entertaining ourselves. The one common factor is that we do all of this through our smartphones. In the long run, this can be highly unhealthy.
Make sure that you define the number of hours you want to be online for work or pleasure. Give yourself enough time in the non-digital world. Go for a walk, spend time in nature, talk to strangers (if not friends), spend time with your family, or read a book. Disconnect from the devices and connect with yourself.
There are many apps that can help you control your social media usage by blocking sites on your devices for specific hours. These include:
· Flipd, etc.
02: Create a list of daily tasks
We all have life goals – short-term and long-term. Some of us want to buy a car, house, others want to travel the world. Most of our goals are usually centered on bigger things that require planning and work. However, to achieve them, you need to start thinking about the little things that you can do every day to get you closer to your goals.
Every morning, sit with your cup of tea/coffee/juice/water, breathe in the fresh morning air, and list down five things that you want to complete that day.These can be anything – shopping for groceries, getting a haircut, meeting an old friend, etc. Make sure that you accomplish them by the end of the day. This will help you stay focused and feel a sense of accomplishment by the time you sleep.
Here are some apps to help you manage your daily tasks with ease:
· Microsoft ToDo
· An.do, etc.
03: Good Food = Good Mood
Food is an integral part of who we are. An individual who eats nutritional food on time is healthy and usually has a sound constitution. Eating at erratic hours can play havoc with your system and mind. Create a meal plan and stick to it no matter how busy you get.
Here are some things that you can add to your daily diet for a healthy constitution and an active mind:
· Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc.
· Beet Root
· Green Leafy Vegetables
· Fresh fruits (not fruit juice), etc.
04: Save and invest wisely
Stress is known to be the biggest challenge to a healthy life. And, financial worries are the primary cause of stress in the twenty-first century. Make sure that you cultivate the habit of saving and investing. Create a monthly budget and allocate some funds for investments. There are numerous apps that can help you save and invest your money like:
· Money View – Expense Manager
· Goodbudget – Budget and Finance
· Realbyte Money Manager
· Monefy – Expense Tracker and Money Manager
· Wallet – Budget, Expense Tracker, and Finance
05: Read books (or listen to audiobooks)
There is so much to learn in the world that cannot be covered in one lifetime. An individual who is learning constantly always has newer avenues waiting for him/her. It also improves your communication skills and develops concentration. Here are some books you can start with:
· Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Christopher Voss and TahlRaz
· Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
· The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
· Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
We don’t want to sound like a typical life-lessons blog but exercising has no alternative. A healthy body won’t just harbor a healthy mind, it will also keep you happy, optimistic, and prepared to take on anything that life throws at you. You don’t have to schedule a 2-hour extensive workout. Spend 15 minutes stretching your muscles every day. Here are some interesting YouTube channels to follow for daily exercise:
· Roberta’s Gym
· Fit Tuber
Traveling makes us happy. That alone is reason enough to find time to travel after every few months. You don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket or plan an extravagant vacation. Even a couple of days in a place that makes you happy can help recharge your batteries and relieve the accumulated stress and anxiety. Here are some apps that can help you plan your trips efficiently:
· TripAdvisor – for planning trips, building itineraries, reviewing a place before visiting, and interacting with a global travel community
· TripIt – for trip recommendations based on your budget, duration, and time of visit.
· PackPoint – a packing organizer
· TravelSpend – for tracking all expenses incurred while traveling
At BramhaCorp, we don’t merely create apartments or houses – we create homes where people can build their lives. They can inculcate habits that can help them grow and evolve. Our projects like THE COLLECTION and BRAMHACORP SMART have carefully designed spaces where you can exercise, meditate, spend time with your family, introspect, and enjoy the fruits of your hard work. While we have listed some habits that can help you change your life for the better, you can create your list and usher in the change you desire.